Skip links and keyboard navigation

Australian Builders Plate (ABP)

Australian Builders PlateThe Australian Recreational Boating Safety Committee, representing Federal, State and Territory marine regulators, formed an Australian Builders Plate (ABP) Working Group in 2018 that has drafted a proposed update of the ABP Standard. As part of the review process, all jurisdictions are seeking comments on the current Standard and proposed changes.

The updates to the Standard are designed to reduce ambiguity and to align Standard outcomes with objectives. Some of the key issues covered in the draft are:

  • how to determine values in accordance with the specified standards
  • requiring buoyancy standards to comply with specified standards
  • addressing whether the standard is appropriate as written.

Following the consultation period, feedback will be reviewed and incorporated by a working group comprised of industry and government representatives.

You can provide your feedback using the Proposed ABP Standard Edition 5 Questions for Consultation by 31 January 2020. If you experience problems with this form, please send an email to

Privacy Collection Notice

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is using Microsoft Forms to collect feedback on the proposed changes to the Australian Builders Plate Standard. The information you provide will be disclosed to the Australian Builders Plate Working Group (ABPWG). Providing your personal details is optional and will only be used by the ABPWG to respond to your feedback. The information collected using Microsoft Forms, is transferred to and may be stored in the United States of America. By completing this survey, you agree to this transfer. Information about how Microsoft protects your privacy can be found in their privacy statement

If you have concerns about this, but still would like to provide feedback, please make contact with us at to discuss alternatives.

Documents to consider in the review process


If you need further details or clarification of the proposed changes ahead of providing feedback, please make contact with a delegate from your state/territory. 


New South Wales


South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory


Last updated
12 February 2020